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Fed Govt allays fears over imminent food shortage

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday dismissed fears that Nigeria may soon experience food shortage as a result of the floods that are ravaging parts of the country.

Abubakar gave the assurance while speaking with lawmakers during the budget defence session of the ministry in Abuja.

The session was organised by the National Assembly Joint Committee on Agriculture.

Some of the lawmakers had lamented the effects of flooding on food production.

According to them, there were predictions that Africa may experience food shortage, given the stoppage of grains importation that greeted the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Abubakar said: “There may be concerns about food scarcity in the coming months, but we will not allow that to happen. I can guarantee you, by the grace of God, because we have measures in place.

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